Kira Erickson

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this month it officially welcomed its… Continue reading

Baby deer shot, injured by pellet gun in Coupeville

A baby deer was shot and injured by a pellet gun last month, most likely within the town limits of Coupeville where the discharge of… Continue reading

Island Drug moves back to Clinton

Nearly a month after closing the doors to its Ken’s Korner location, Island Drug has found a new home in the South Whidbey community. The… Continue reading

COVID-19 focus shifts back to older population

Although state and county data from a few weeks ago demonstrated an increase in COVID-19 cases for people in their 20s, most recent data shows… Continue reading

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett

A bicyclist pedaling on the side of State Highway 525 north of Freeland was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a car,… Continue reading

Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

After 15 years at Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Island Drug is looking for a new location after being unable to secure a new lease with… Continue reading

Human Services gives $170,000 in COVID-19 aid

Over the past month, Island County Human Services has fulfilled $170,000 in requests for residents impacted by COVID-19 requiring rental assistance and other needs. During… Continue reading

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                                Artist Christine Crowell hangs a mosaic piece of hers in the window of Artworks Gallery.

Art gallery opening Aug. 1

A new art gallery has threaded its way into Langley, just in time for the celebration of its 15th anniversary. Previously located at the Greenbank… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Artist Christine Crowell hangs a mosaic piece of hers in the window of Artworks Gallery.

Three from North and Central Whidbey challenging Larsen

Three Whidbey candidates and four others are attempting to unseat longtime U.S. Representative Rick Larsen for his position in the second congressional district. Republicans James… Continue reading

Three in race for 10th District House of Representatives

Voters will have the choice between a little bit of everything in the legislative race for state representative, position two. Incumbent Democrat Dave Paul is… Continue reading

City taking applications for group focused on racial justice

The city of Langley is now accepting applications for community members wanting to be part of a new advisory group. The group’s intent is to… Continue reading

Hadden steps down from school board

The South Whidbey School Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Jo Moccia said Board Member Julie Hadden is stepping… Continue reading

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                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.

Congressman tours reserve, visits Good Cheer, clinic

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, who represents the state’s Second Congressional District, visited South Whidbey last week. As part of the visit, Larsen toured the beginnings… Continue reading

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                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.
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                                Guitarist Eric Conn performs during a New Year’s Eve show at Bayview Hall. His guitar is homemade, built from wood from the Pacific Northwest.

The music goes on

A South Whidbey band that was just finding its groove when the pandemic put a halt to its performing plans is still finding a way… Continue reading

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                                Guitarist Eric Conn performs during a New Year’s Eve show at Bayview Hall. His guitar is homemade, built from wood from the Pacific Northwest.

Langley passes resolution promoting racial justice

A Langley resolution dedicated to promoting racial justice was unanimously passed at a council meeting Monday night. Council members Craig Cyr and Christy Korrow brought… Continue reading

District 2 county commissioner race offers choices

For the District 2 seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners, voters have a choice between the experienced and outspoken incumbent, a community volunteer… Continue reading

Langley officials determine E. coli case isolated

The city of Langley detected E. coli bacteria Tuesday at a residential location during a monthly coliform bacteria testing done the day before. An advisory… Continue reading

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                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

Seeking homes for unwanted books

An avid book lover is asking the community to help him save unwanted books by donating them to him rather than sending them to an… Continue reading

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                                Kevin Tyler Lucas has collected 500 books within the last two weeks from donors, all of which he hopes will find new homes.

South Whidbey vigil invites people to ‘say their names’

On the eve of the Fourth of July this year, Sandra Stipe wanted to do something meaningful. With the help of her family members, the… Continue reading

Rod and Gun Club a catch for the community

An 83-year-old South Whidbey institution dedicated to social activities and outdoor sports is looking for a way to involve a fresh crop of members. The… Continue reading